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WHITMAN COUNTY ELECTIONS NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR THE August 6, 2013 Special Election NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, in order to vote in the August 6, 2013 Special Election, a person who is already registered to vote in Washington... Full story



Creativity series at Dahmen barn to mark 7th year Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown will offer the seventh annual series of creativity sessions for youngsters from 6 to 12. Beginning July 11 and continuing for six consecutive Thursday...


Gfeller graduates at Naval academy

Nick W. Gfeller, son of Lori A. and Stanley E. Gfeller, was among 1,047 cadets to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He was commissioned to his current rank of ensign. The Gfeller family attended the commencement May 24....


Scout leaders earn Wood Badge

Thirteen Boy Scout leaders from the Chief Kamiakin District attended Wood Badge staff training at Camp Cowles on Diamond Lake. Eight were trainees. In front, from the left are Norman Pendegraft,... Full story


Good old days

125 years ago June 29, 1888 An accident befell the Pomeroy stage on Tuesday. While descending the Almota hill, the vehicle overturned throwing the driver and passengers out. The latter was J.H. Morgan, territorial Superintendent of Public... Full story


Library Lego winners

Whitman County Library conducted a Lego competition as part of the Dig Into Reading summer literacy program at the Colfax Library. Each entrant received a goody prize and the top projects won a certificate from Westside Pizza. Age category winners...


County library calendar

Thursday, June 27 LaCrosse – 10:30 a.m. – Learn how the honey guide bird and the honey badger work as a team when in search for honey. Rosalia – 1 p.m. – Create willows out of cotton swabs and tree branches. Colfax – 6 p.m. – Free yoga... Full story


Hospital highlights

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center offers several services that can help people with the resolve to improve their physical health. The SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) program was developed based on findings of The Senior Falls...


Tractors in the park

TJ and Gordon Tassell III and Blaze Oles give a thumbs up as they sit in the back hoe cab June 20 at a library “Dig Into Reading” session at Eells Park in Colfax. The City of Colfax and Jones...



For Obituaries, please see the Weekly Pages section for 6/27/2013, page B4....

 By Sally Ousley    People    June 27, 2013

LaCrosse parade honors Tigercats sports winners

Grand marshals for this year’s LaCrosse Farmers’ Festival parade included the LaCrosse High School basketball team who placed third in the state. They are Alex Fleming, Austin Summers, Brandon Bennett, Bo Rice, Chance Rice, Darcy Stamper, Graham... Full story


Air Force graduate

Jacob K. Ibsen, son of Marlene Ibsen of Pullman, graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2005 graduate of Pullman High School....


Brownells to mark 50th

Bill and Ginny Brownell, former long-time Colfax residents who have resided at Harrison, Idaho, for the past 10 years, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. at the...



COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENU Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday — BBQ Chicken, au gratin potatoes, corn, green salad, wheat bread, birthday dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday — BBQ beef on a...


My favorite recipes

Kimberly DeHart has had a busy week taking care of her grandchildren, Jenna, 9, and Anthony, 18 months, while their parents, Jessica and Ramon Lamas, vacation in Puerta Vallarta. Jenna enjoys...

 By Angel Colyar    People    June 27, 2013

Parking restrictions

St. John There is no parking for the next two weeks in front of the St. John Post Office. The city decided to extend the Park Street project to the front of the post office. There is parking across the street and walk-in access is as normal.... Full story

 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 27, 2013

Heatons visit San Diego

Dusty Blake and Carmen Heaton spent several days in San Diego where they met their son Christopher, Erica, Miss Blayke, Justus and Erica’s mother, Vivian. Justus was there to play in a football tournament. They spent one day at the San Diego zoo...


Ten lead roll for G-P HS term

Ten students who earned all-A grades to top the honor roll for the last term at Garfield/Palouse High School were Hannah Neibergs, Zach Reiber and Cassie Thompson, seniors; Chandler Pfaff, junior; Libby Akin, Jacob Arlt, Gabe Cocking, Rachel Nelson...

 By Anne Lowe    People    June 27, 2013

Dogs in the Park start set

Endicott Endicott Community Bible Church will host “Dogs in the Park” (hot dogs and drink) at the Endicott Park on Margin Street from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday: July 3, 17, 31, August 14 and 28. You can bring harvested veggies to...

 By Jess McGregor    People    June 27, 2013

Local horse club 4Hers learn training skills at Hooper

Hooper Hooper Crossing and Keith and Carla Danielson hosted the Lacrosse All Purpose 4H club horse members June 13 for a lesson on starting colts. They also learned about the Cowboy Challenge...


Colfax pays off Glenwood loan

A final chapter in the Colfax Glenwood well saga was marked last week when City Treasurer Mark Clinton reported the city had paid off a loan for the purchase of the well property. The artesian wells at Glenwood are the source of approximately 60...


On the record

Real estate transactions Richard T. Pasma, Bainbridge, Wash., to Carl Unfred, Spokane, house on NE Illinois Street in Pullman, $158,000, June 18. George Cotterill, Oakesdale, to James A and Kayla D. Rambo, Oakesdale, house on Trestle Creek Road in...


Don Brunell

The newspaper Politico reports that dozens of members of Congress and their staffers are so worried about rising premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that they may quit or retire before the law fully goes into effect Jan. 1. Currently,... Full story


Rich Lowry

If only all congressional committees were so inspired. The committee charged with putting to paper the reasons the Continental Congress had resolved to declare independence from Britain turned to Thomas Jefferson to do its drafting. If the reasons fo...


Gordon Forgey

The entire nation has been in a strangle hold while the two political parties fight over government spending. Deals have been made and broken because of the intransigence of both sides. One will not accept more spending. The other will not accept... Full story


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